Page 4 - Frankton Plan
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Story of Frankton                                                          1910 Frankton

                                                                           Post Office built

                                                                           Frankton Town Hall opens

1867 The        1877               1885 The        1890 Thomas             The first Signal Box
                                                                           arrived managing more
Jolly’s arrive  Frankton’s         Frankton Hotel  Jolly killed by         than 80 trains and 1,000
in Hamilton     original           fire; nothing   his own Jersey          wagons each day
and purchase    rail station       could be saved  bull, the first in
farmland        constructed                        the Waikato             Windermere
                                                                           house built         1913 Frankton

                                                                                  1911         became a
                                                                                               Borough and
                                                                                     Frankton  Frank Jolly
                                                                                     Primary   elected the
                                                                                     School    first Mayor of
                                                                                     opened    Frankton

                                                   1900                                        The Empire
                                                                                               Hotel opened

                                                                                                                                 1914

                                                                                                                                 Mobilization
                                                                                                                                 of Waikato
                                                                                                                                 troops began
                                                                                                                                 in Frankton

                1878 The                           1901 Hutton’s

                first passenger                    factory opens
                train arrives in
                Frankton to a
                crowd of 300

                                                 1888                      1908 Completion

                                   Patients arrived by train to go to the  of the main trunk line
                                   new Waikato Hospital were trundled      enhanced Frankton’s
                                   on luggage trolleys to the northern     strategic importance

                                     edge of Lake Rotoroa, they were                                    1913
                                    then rowed across the lake to the
                                                                                                    Prime Minister W F Massey
                                        hospital by a house surgeon                                turned on Frankton Borough

                                                                                                      Council’s electricity and  1915
                                                                                                       water supply to a cost
                                                                                                                                 Thousands
                                                                                                              of £19,000         of people
                                                                                                                                 welcomed
                                                                                                                                 the Hospital
                                                                                                                                 Train carrying
                                                                                                                                 wounded
                                                                                                                                 soldiers

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